Working from Home without Losing Your Mind

I’ve been working from home for a little over two years, and adapting to this new work style has really been a challenge.  Honestly, I don’t think that working from home is always the easiest, or even the best, for everyone.  Before taking a remote position, it is definitely a good idea to consider some factors about your own personality and make sure that you have everything you need.

Living with Legacy Code

Chances are you have some legacy code that you have to deal with.  If not, then I’m guessing you haven’t been programming very long and are doing everything on your own.  Legacy code is old code – it uses older technologies, generally has some technical debt, and takes longer to modify than packages you create from scratch.  Since we all deal with this, but to some varying degree, I’m going to approach the topic as if you are coming into a project that may not be your own and is rather old and clunky!

Resources I Love

There are a lot of great PHP resources out there.  I wanted to take a few minutes to simply put my favorites out there and allow this to be a place you can find good resources – both mine and other users! Add your favorites to the comments section below as a service to your fellow coders! Websites/Blogs: PHP Weekly.  This is a great email service that sends out an email every Thursday that has announcements and helpful articles.  It’s not its own blog per se, but more of a place to find great blog articles. I recommend this as …